Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally

Epsilon Theta Chapter has been issued a call by the current STTI President to Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, and Lead Globally. As a chapter will a long history of serving the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing and the surrounding community. Our vision is to continue to work with our members and our community  uphold the honor society's mission of advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

What's New from STTI? 

Presidential Call to Action
Please follow this link to the webpage with a video of STTI President Hester Klopper's Call to Action presented at the 42nd Annual Biennial Convention in 2013.

Submit a Nomination for International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame is one of STTI's International Awards for Nursing Excellence. Since 2010, STTI has been inducting nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained broad national and/or international recognition for their work; and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves.  

All active STTI members are eligible. STTI Board of Directors, STTI staff, STTI consultants and contracted staff, and members of the judging committee are not eligible and cannot support nominations. To find out more, visit the link:


What's New on the Epsilon Theta Circle?

UTSoN Organization Mixer- September 24 12-1:30

Welcome Back to school to all of our student members! We hope you had a restful summer and are getting back into groove of a new semester. To kick-off the school year, we are hosting a mixer with the other student organizations in the school of nursing. So far ANGS and UTNSA will be present, but we are hopeful more organizations will join us. If you are free on Wednesday, September 24 from 12-1:30, stop by and see us in the third floor student lounges (we will have Tiff's Treats...yum!). This event is a great opportunity to meet the current officers and fellow chapter members, discuss upcoming events, and find out more ways to get involved with the chapter. We also hope you will visit with the other organizations to see how you can maximize your student experience while you are at UT. For our members who are not on campus at this time, including nurses in the community, we haven't forgotten about you. Be on the lookout for upcoming messages about exciting events and opportunities for next few months. Our current officers are working hard to plan exciting service and research events that we hope cater to everyone's interests.

Check out the Updated Bulletin Board on the First Floor of the UTSoN


SAVE THE DATE- Founder's Day Tea, October 9 3:30-5pm (Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge)
Mark your calendars our annual Founder's Day Tea to celebrate the founding of the honor society. Due to construction on campus, we will be having the event and Brackenridge. We hope you are able to come. If you would like, please feel free to bring your own teacup and saucer (some will be provided) to show off your fancy china.

Click on the Quick Links on the right to find out more about us and see pictures from recent events!

Serve Locally

Below are service opportunities provided by our chapter. Please let us know if you participate so we can recognize your efforts on our website!

​Project Collaborate

The School of Pharmacy is partnering with the Association of Nurses in Graduate School for Project Collaborate, an initiative dedicated to providing health screenings and education to underserved populations in and around the Austin area. These organizations have requested help from STTI members to make the initiative a success. Student or community nurse volunteers are needed to assist with patient teaching.  If you are interested, please sign up on the google document provided by the date below. 

Sunday September 14th from 11:45 to 2pm at Promiseland Church located at 1504 E. 51st Street Austin, TX 78723
Please put your information in spaces designated for nursing student education volunteers to sign up for this date.

Sunday September 21st from 2 to 6pm at Round Rock Dell Diamond Center located at 3400 E. Palm Valley Rd. Round Rock, TX 78665. To sign up to volunteer for this date, please put your information in the nursing spreadsheet and the carpooling spreadsheet.

October 9th from 3 to 8pm at UT Facilities Complex Training Room located at 1301 E. Dean Keaton Austin, TX 78722
(google sign-up not yet available)

Saturday October 18th from 10 to 2pm at Southwest Trails located at 8405 Old Bee Caves Rd Austin, TX 78735
(google sign-up not yet available)

Mother's Milk Bank of Austin

The Mother's Milk Bank of Austin is needing volunteers to help with processing and preparing donated breastmilk for use in NICUs around the United States. According to their website: In early 1998, two Austin neonatologists, Dr. Sonny Rivera and Dr. George Sharpe, invited other healthcare providers to discuss the formation of a milk bank to serve the Central Texas region. Drs. Sharpe and Rivera had observed that the tiny preterm and ill babies in the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) they supervised fared better on human milk. Citing the medical literature that documented better health outcomes and lower care costs for infants receiving mothers’ milk – and noting that the nearest milk bank was in Denver – the two physicians gathered support from their hospitals and colleagues to go ahead with the project.  An advisory board was created and a name was chosen: The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin.
Since the milk bank’s official opening in 1999, we have experienced much growth and success. Thanks to the dedication of our ever-growing numbers of milk donors, volunteers, supporters, and staff, the Mothers’ Milk Bank celebrated its 10th anniversary of providing milk to preterm and medically fragile babies in Texas and across the U.S.​

If you are interesting in volunteering, find out more and sign up.


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Epsilon Theta's Website has had a Facelift!

Our circle website has been recently updated. Explore the quick links above and new documents posted under the resources tab to see what all we have been up to. Come back and check out the website frequently for news and upcoming events!

Upcoming Events

  1. UTSoN Organization Mixer

    Sep 24, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CT)
    Austin, TX, United States
  2. October Officer Meeting

    Oct 14, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)
    United States
  3. November Officer Meeting

    Nov 11, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)

International Events


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